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Mikkeller Raspberry Quadrupel

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 13%
Style: Belgian Quadrupel
Other Notes: Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Ale brewed with lactose & raspberries.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.99
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 20th January 2020. Poured into a Chimay goblet glass.
Appearance: A murky dark brown colour with a one finger tanned head that settled fairly quickly to a thin but replenishing layer, while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Raspberry jam, very intensely jammy with only a hint of any roast and chocolate.
Taste: Raspberry, raspberry juice, raspberry jam, boozy raspberry. It’s sweet, on the borderline of being overly so, but still ok. Sourness follows soon afterwards along with lots of dark fruit, raisin, prunes, plum, fig, and hints of dark malt, roastiness, and chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied with soft carbonation and a touch of booze.
Overall: I loved the intense jammy raspberry aroma and while taste was just as jammy, it was on the borderline of being too sweet, and this combination of sweet and booze is not my favourite.

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Amager Gone Porto

Brewery: Amager Bryghus
Country: Denmark
ABV: 10%
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Port Wine Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. Malts – Pale, Warminster Low Crystal 50/100, Warminster Crystal 70/140, Warminster Crystal 400, Roasted Barley, Black, Warminster Crystal Rye, Demerara sugar and White sugar. Hops – Hercules, Chinook and Cascade

Brewer Description: (from bottle) [in Danish] Gone Porto er en helt ny langtidskogt Imperial Stout fra Amager Bryghus, som vi har lagret i umådelig lang tid på store Niepoort portvinsfade. Det er der kommet en pænt saftig sag ud af. Helt uigennemsigtig sort med et cremet, lysebrunt skum. Duften er sveskeagtig og tydeligt oxideret – akkurat som en god årgangsportvin, mens smagen rummer både kakao og chokoladenoter, som leder frem til den varmende alkohol i finishen. Gone Porto er en hygge- og nydeøl til de stille, eftertænksomme timer. Alternativt kan den anvendes som standardøl til familiefesten i Tårnby Selskabslokaler. Se DET ku’ blive en fest…

[Translated to English as best possible] Gone Porto is a brand new slow-cooked Imperial Stout from Amager Bryghus, which we have been storing for a long time in large Niepoort port wine barrels. The result is a nice juicy case out. Completely opaque black with a creamy, light brown foam. The scent is pruny and clearly oxidized – just like a good vintage port wine while the taste contains both cocoa and chocolate notes, which lead to the warming alcohol on the finish. Gone Porto is a fun and enjoyable beer for the quiet, thoughtful hours. Alternatively, it can be used as a standard beer for the family celebration in Tårnby Selskabslokaler. See it could be a party…

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.8
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 500ml bottle, batch no. 648, with a best before date of February 2020. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with an almost one finger dark tanned head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, dark malts, coffee, chocolate, port, red wine, oak, raisin and prunes.
Taste: Roasted malts, coffee, light bitterness, prunes, plum, dark fruits, raisin, sourness, port and oak.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Interesting flavours of roasty coffee and chocolate and dark fruits. Port isn’t one of my preferred drinks though.

Mikkeller Henry & Sally’s IPA

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 6%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: Brewed by Mikkeller at Gweilo Brewery, Hong Kong

Brewer Description: Not much in the way of official description I could find.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.43
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 2nd November 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A moderately hazy golden yellow colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Lemon tea, apricot, lemon zest, pine and grass.
Taste: Grapefruit, apricot, floral, pine, lemon zest and grass.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: An easy drinking IPA, although the floral notes weren’t my favourite. The one good thing was that Mikkeller brewing some of their recipes in Hong Kong means it should be easier to get some fresher beers.

Alefarm Cohesive Shift

Brewery: Alefarm Brewing
Country: Denmark
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) A double IPA hopped with Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.65
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 500ml can, with a best before date of 9th April 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice lightly hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Mango, orange, grapefruit rind, onion and a touch of grass.
Taste: Mandarin pith, orange zest and rind, dank, grainy, grass, and a lasting bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Some nice fruitiness, but the dankness was probably a bit too strong and overpowered the fruit at times.

Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Maple Cocoa

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 13%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed by Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Stavanger, Norway

Brewer Description: (from can) Oatmeal Stout brewed with coffee, vanilla, cocoa & maple syrup.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.62
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 500ml can with a best before date of 31st October 2027. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: A very dark brown to jet black in colour with a half finger brown head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Maple, burnt sugar, molasses, cocoa and a touch of vanilla.
Taste: Heavy sweetness, maple syrup, burnt sugar, molasses, honey, cocoa, roasted coffee, toasted malt and some light bitterness from overdone caramel.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: Way too sweet for me to fully enjoy. Started off well enough but because of its sweetness, it just got too much after a few sips and finishing the whole 500ml can took a while. The sweetness just needed some balance, perhaps from barrel aging for example, much like the Beer Geek Vanilla Shake BA Bourbon which was just outstanding.